Headshot of La Cieca

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  • meowiaclawas: armerjacquino, yes, yes, I was thinking the same! 6:53 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’m sure Piotr Beczala would have been infinitely delighted with such a feature. 6:52 PM
  • oedipe: Coote sang La favorite a couple of years ago in a staged version at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.... 6:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ten WHOLE dollars? ;-) 6:32 PM
  • MontyNostry: Maybe he just didn’t have enough voice for the role. 6:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: The singers of Covent Garden’s young artists’ programme performed Act 1 of La... 6:29 PM
  • Uncle Kvetch: I really don’t think that level of snark was warranted. So sorry to have wasted your time. 6:27 PM
  • warmke: Exactly correct. I sat opposite Gordon 20 years ago, found him incompetent in representing his... 6:18 PM
  • La Cieca: The HD screenings are a wonderful thing in their own right, but they’re proven to be neither a cash... 6:18 PM
  • Cicciabella: You show them, AJ. Forza contains some of the most magnificent music Verdi ever wrote. Granted,... 6:09 PM

Zukunftsmiausik

Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.

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